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Old 10-17-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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pdf with split words at end of line - how best to convert

attempting a pdf to epub ( & yes I know its a dumb thing to do ) but all goes well except where the original PDF has split a word over 2 lines- which happens a lot in this document

e.g. if PDF goes
line 1: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx al-
line 2: so xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

then the epub comes out as " al‐ so"
but with the hyphen replaced by thick black bold? vertical line after the l of also NB it doesn't appear when I copy from epub reader & paste to here ), but I see it also in the source window when I open calibre wizard.

a text version of the source ( In notepad) shows
al-
so

i.e. there's a line break in there.

it must be to do with how a line break character in the PDF is being translated.

is there any way to remove / suppress it ?

update - I ticked the transliterate unicode box & recoverted zip to epub - that removed the thick black character so now I just see a broken word e.g. "al- so" .

is it possible to force an auto repair of all broken words somehow. it would be like a global replace of "- " with NULL but filtering out the genuine use of "-" characters - something like remove all "- " except when preceeded by a space ?

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